Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
It's another day feeling inundated by work and family demands. Working, parenting, and home schooling are three jobs you never thought you would be doing at the same time. Your sweet kid went to bed late last night again and woke up tired and complaining about everything. You worry she might fall behind in school or that she's developing bad habits. Your protectiveness and patience turns to irritation and you tell her to “Just stop!” She stays in her room for most of the day doesn’t say another word to you until dinner. You want what’s best for your kid. It’s confusing not knowing what just happened and why.
Relationship Issues
(415) 354-4241
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
It's another day feeling inundated by work and family demands. Working, parenting, and home schooling are three jobs you never thought you would be doing at the same time. Your sweet kid went to bed late last night again and woke up tired and complaining about everything. You worry she might fall behind in school or that she's developing bad habits. Your protectiveness and patience turns to irritation and you tell her to “Just stop!” She stays in her room for most of the day doesn’t say another word to you until dinner. You want what’s best for your kid. It’s confusing not knowing what just happened and why.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
My approach is best described as interactive, personable, nonjudgmental, and aimed at bringing about change that's both meaningful and real. I tend not to view people's issues or concerns as a form of pathology or neurosis, but rather as particular problems in living. I see each person as genuinely unique, and so avoid cookie-cutter approaches. My role is to help individuals and couples work through problems as effectively and efficiently as possible, in a way that builds confidence, self-respect, hope, and, ultimately, a fresh way of living life.
Relationship Issues
(415) 234-7599
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
My approach is best described as interactive, personable, nonjudgmental, and aimed at bringing about change that's both meaningful and real. I tend not to view people's issues or concerns as a form of pathology or neurosis, but rather as particular problems in living. I see each person as genuinely unique, and so avoid cookie-cutter approaches. My role is to help individuals and couples work through problems as effectively and efficiently as possible, in a way that builds confidence, self-respect, hope, and, ultimately, a fresh way of living life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT-S, CCPS Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Sex addiction impacts the addict and their partner. Sex addicts may experience preoccupation with sexual thoughts, hide sexual behaviors or activity from others, have sought help for problematic sexual behaviors, feel controlled by their sexual desire, feel depressed after sexual behavior, or notice others have suffered due to their sexual behavior? Partners of sex addicts may experience shock, intense anger, fear, and/or pain about their partner’s sexual behaviors, experience unexpected drops in sexual interest, feel like they are on an emotional roller coaster, or notice that past trauma keeps coming back and impacting them.
Relationship Issues
(707) 200-2332
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
Sex addiction impacts the addict and their partner. Sex addicts may experience preoccupation with sexual thoughts, hide sexual behaviors or activity from others, have sought help for problematic sexual behaviors, feel controlled by their sexual desire, feel depressed after sexual behavior, or notice others have suffered due to their sexual behavior? Partners of sex addicts may experience shock, intense anger, fear, and/or pain about their partner’s sexual behaviors, experience unexpected drops in sexual interest, feel like they are on an emotional roller coaster, or notice that past trauma keeps coming back and impacting them.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Psychotherapy can be a powerful means of finding your ground to live out your potential, which can be triggered by suffering. I offer support in seeking meaning and assistance in growth in the face of challenges. Compassion and understanding can be powerful tools for facing conflicts that are beyond your current understanding. I work with adults using psychodynamic and transpersonal frameworks.
Relationship Issues
(628) 227-5637
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
Psychotherapy can be a powerful means of finding your ground to live out your potential, which can be triggered by suffering. I offer support in seeking meaning and assistance in growth in the face of challenges. Compassion and understanding can be powerful tools for facing conflicts that are beyond your current understanding. I work with adults using psychodynamic and transpersonal frameworks.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
I help families, teens and couples work through transitions and difficult stages in their lives and relationships. I have over 10 years of experience in helping individuals, couples and families learn problem solving techniques, coping skills, enhance communication and minimize stress. My approach is warm, interactive and solution-focused. I believe that everyone has strengths, but during stressful times they may need help accessing those strengths. It can be helpful during those times to have an objective professional that provides support, perspective and guidance to make positive changes.
Relationship Issues
(415) 651-4373
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
I help families, teens and couples work through transitions and difficult stages in their lives and relationships. I have over 10 years of experience in helping individuals, couples and families learn problem solving techniques, coping skills, enhance communication and minimize stress. My approach is warm, interactive and solution-focused. I believe that everyone has strengths, but during stressful times they may need help accessing those strengths. It can be helpful during those times to have an objective professional that provides support, perspective and guidance to make positive changes.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
In 40 years of clinical practice I have come to think of what I do as a unique form of education. Psychotherapists "teach" not so much by telling people what to do (although good advice is often useful), but by helping clients to find the strength within themselves, and the needed support from those around them, to address the difficulties in their current lives in new and more effective ways. A therapeutic environment enables clients to develop a new way of understanding their life experiences that promotes higher self-esteem, increased capacity for intimacy, and greater effectiveness in work.
Relationship Issues
(415) 569-7286
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
In 40 years of clinical practice I have come to think of what I do as a unique form of education. Psychotherapists "teach" not so much by telling people what to do (although good advice is often useful), but by helping clients to find the strength within themselves, and the needed support from those around them, to address the difficulties in their current lives in new and more effective ways. A therapeutic environment enables clients to develop a new way of understanding their life experiences that promotes higher self-esteem, increased capacity for intimacy, and greater effectiveness in work.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Through many years of teaching and practicing Brief Psychotherapy, I have learned the value of a highly active, focused and interactive approach-- both for long term and brief psychotherapy. Whether the patient is an individual or a couple, I view my task as helping to define appropriate goals and keeping the therapy on track. While the purpose of the therapeutic journey is mutually decided and the patient is an active partner in evaluating the route, I particularly direct the journey when it turns to the past. While history is invariably interesting, therapeutic efficiency requires exploring only what's potentially most useful.
Relationship Issues
(415) 226-6780
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
Through many years of teaching and practicing Brief Psychotherapy, I have learned the value of a highly active, focused and interactive approach-- both for long term and brief psychotherapy. Whether the patient is an individual or a couple, I view my task as helping to define appropriate goals and keeping the therapy on track. While the purpose of the therapeutic journey is mutually decided and the patient is an active partner in evaluating the route, I particularly direct the journey when it turns to the past. While history is invariably interesting, therapeutic efficiency requires exploring only what's potentially most useful.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
We live in a fast paced world, and in the best of times this can make it difficult to reach our personal goals. Therapy can provide the opportunity for meaningful change whether you are having difficulty adjusting to a transition in your life or are experiencing significant difficulties that are impacting your ability to function. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss your unique experience and the areas of your life you want to enhance. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and I would welcome the opportunity to support you through a transformation that allows you to reach the goals you’ve set for yourself.
Relationship Issues
(415) 521-1509
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
We live in a fast paced world, and in the best of times this can make it difficult to reach our personal goals. Therapy can provide the opportunity for meaningful change whether you are having difficulty adjusting to a transition in your life or are experiencing significant difficulties that are impacting your ability to function. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss your unique experience and the areas of your life you want to enhance. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and I would welcome the opportunity to support you through a transformation that allows you to reach the goals you’ve set for yourself.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Life is a beautiful journey. It is also a difficult journey, and just about everything in between. Whether you are navigating the waters of parenthood, struggling to find balance, coping with high anxiety, or reliving past traumas there is a way to heal. I offer Somatic Psychotherapy primarily for Women and Mothers who are looking for a mind-body-spirit approach to healing and resolving struggles.
Relationship Issues
(415) 723-4787
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
Life is a beautiful journey. It is also a difficult journey, and just about everything in between. Whether you are navigating the waters of parenthood, struggling to find balance, coping with high anxiety, or reliving past traumas there is a way to heal. I offer Somatic Psychotherapy primarily for Women and Mothers who are looking for a mind-body-spirit approach to healing and resolving struggles.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CCHT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
If you are suffering with food & body image issues, issues of self-esteem & self-worth, relationship issues or dealing with trauma, I can help you. There are so many women who feel as though they are not enough. They believe that they somehow have to be better, look different, lose weight, be a whole different person to have a good relationship and a happy life. They beat themselves up constantly and are always trying to change. Do you understand this feeling? If so, I can help you have a loving relationship with yourself and settle into who you really are.
Relationship Issues
(415) 649-8964
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
If you are suffering with food & body image issues, issues of self-esteem & self-worth, relationship issues or dealing with trauma, I can help you. There are so many women who feel as though they are not enough. They believe that they somehow have to be better, look different, lose weight, be a whole different person to have a good relationship and a happy life. They beat themselves up constantly and are always trying to change. Do you understand this feeling? If so, I can help you have a loving relationship with yourself and settle into who you really are.
Photo of Jerry Rosser, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
My focus is to support you to live a joyous life and use your emotional challenges to create more meaning, fulfillment and personal growth. The heart of this therapy is to provide a safe, nurturing and interactive place for you to find relief from sadness, anxiety or other patterns that cause pain and confusion. With compassion and a clear, candid therapeutic style I support you to get clarity when life feels like an uphill battle, to simply get an "emotional tune-up" or to go from good to optimal living.
Relationship Issues
(415) 484-0153
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
My focus is to support you to live a joyous life and use your emotional challenges to create more meaning, fulfillment and personal growth. The heart of this therapy is to provide a safe, nurturing and interactive place for you to find relief from sadness, anxiety or other patterns that cause pain and confusion. With compassion and a clear, candid therapeutic style I support you to get clarity when life feels like an uphill battle, to simply get an "emotional tune-up" or to go from good to optimal living.
Photo of Anne Rettenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
PLEASE NOTE, I CURRENTLY AM WORKING SOLELY BY VIDEO. I work with diverse persons, treating depression, anxiety disorders, relationship problems and trauma-related problems. I also do anger management and substance abuse counseling. I am licensed in California and New York. I work with individuals and couples.
Relationship Issues
(917) 861-2731
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
PLEASE NOTE, I CURRENTLY AM WORKING SOLELY BY VIDEO. I work with diverse persons, treating depression, anxiety disorders, relationship problems and trauma-related problems. I also do anger management and substance abuse counseling. I am licensed in California and New York. I work with individuals and couples.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to respectfully guide you through areas of ambivalence to change. Together, I help you create your next steps for the change you want, leading to greater satisfaction with life. According to medical literature, 80% of all illness comes from mental or emotional stress. While you may not be able to change the source of stress, you can learn to have a healthier relationship with it. Once you learn how to remove limiting beliefs and calm overwhelming emotions, the things you want to do come more easily.
Relationship Issues
(415) 870-7494
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
I use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to respectfully guide you through areas of ambivalence to change. Together, I help you create your next steps for the change you want, leading to greater satisfaction with life. According to medical literature, 80% of all illness comes from mental or emotional stress. While you may not be able to change the source of stress, you can learn to have a healthier relationship with it. Once you learn how to remove limiting beliefs and calm overwhelming emotions, the things you want to do come more easily.
Photo of Deborah Ann Spake, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I enjoy working with adults, individual and couples, children and adolescents. I start with where you are at and collaborate on meeting your needs/goals. I treat the whole person, harness your own unique strengths and offer my unconditional positive support. I trust the process and believe in each person's capacity to make their life what they want it to be. I see therapy as utilizing a nurturing relationship to create a safe place where self exploration and healing is possible. In this process you can gain clarity, get perspective on a situation and reach a sense of satisfaction and aliveness in your relationships and life.
Relationship Issues
(415) 870-3696
Verified
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
I enjoy working with adults, individual and couples, children and adolescents. I start with where you are at and collaborate on meeting your needs/goals. I treat the whole person, harness your own unique strengths and offer my unconditional positive support. I trust the process and believe in each person's capacity to make their life what they want it to be. I see therapy as utilizing a nurturing relationship to create a safe place where self exploration and healing is possible. In this process you can gain clarity, get perspective on a situation and reach a sense of satisfaction and aliveness in your relationships and life.
Photo of Susan Quigley, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Ready for change and a more satisfying and balanced life? I offer compassionate listening, practical guidance and an action oriented approach to assist you in making the changes you want in your life.
Relationship Issues
(415) 481-4921
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
Ready for change and a more satisfying and balanced life? I offer compassionate listening, practical guidance and an action oriented approach to assist you in making the changes you want in your life.
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Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MSEd, MHC, APCC Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. It takes a lot of strength to begin the process of therapy and I applaud you for taking the first step. Entering into a therapeutic relationship is all about building trust. I provide a relaxed, non-judgmental, and compassionate atmosphere in which you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I truly want to get to know who you are and how we can work together to reach your goals, work on changing behaviors that are no longer suiting your needs, and modify unhealthy thinking styles.
Relationship Issues
(628) 229-3527
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Relationship Issues
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. It takes a lot of strength to begin the process of therapy and I applaud you for taking the first step. Entering into a therapeutic relationship is all about building trust. I provide a relaxed, non-judgmental, and compassionate atmosphere in which you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I truly want to get to know who you are and how we can work together to reach your goals, work on changing behaviors that are no longer suiting your needs, and modify unhealthy thinking styles.
Photo of Julia Stevenson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
My approach is to draw out your unique personal strengths rather than focusing on the problems in your life. In areas of your life in which you feel stuck, we will work together to understand and alter the cognitive and emotional systems that are holding you back from accessing your healthiest, most grounded self. Your therapy can be focussed on identifying solutions to challenging situations, or, if you are interested in longer term treatment, we may explore your past and how it affects your life today.
Relationship Issues
(510) 962-7518
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
My approach is to draw out your unique personal strengths rather than focusing on the problems in your life. In areas of your life in which you feel stuck, we will work together to understand and alter the cognitive and emotional systems that are holding you back from accessing your healthiest, most grounded self. Your therapy can be focussed on identifying solutions to challenging situations, or, if you are interested in longer term treatment, we may explore your past and how it affects your life today.
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Counselor, LPCC, MFT, PhD Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
EFFECTIVE ANXIETY TREATMENT. 30 years of professional experience in the field. I will help resolve the panic, self-doubt, nervousness, and fear. Anxiety can cripple your day-to-day happiness, your relationships, your career, and your self-worth. Obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, worry patterns, and social anxiety can all be conquered. I use research based counseling techniques to create change and lasting relief.
Relationship Issues
(415) 689-1009
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San Rafael, CA 94903
Relationship Issues
EFFECTIVE ANXIETY TREATMENT. 30 years of professional experience in the field. I will help resolve the panic, self-doubt, nervousness, and fear. Anxiety can cripple your day-to-day happiness, your relationships, your career, and your self-worth. Obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, worry patterns, and social anxiety can all be conquered. I use research based counseling techniques to create change and lasting relief.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I offer an "Integrated Approach to Psychotherapy" for adults, teens, couples and families. We may first seek to reduce negative symptoms and increase stability in our life, but eventually I support and challenge my clients to graduate from "surviving to truly "thriving" in all major aspects of their life. Relationships have shaped and influenced who we are and many clients appreciate help with essential relationship skills. I am one of the few therapists in Marin and SF actually certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist and have had the honor to assist the cofounders many times with their weekend workshops.
Relationship Issues
(650) 924-9677
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San Rafael, CA 94901
Relationship Issues
I offer an "Integrated Approach to Psychotherapy" for adults, teens, couples and families. We may first seek to reduce negative symptoms and increase stability in our life, but eventually I support and challenge my clients to graduate from "surviving to truly "thriving" in all major aspects of their life. Relationships have shaped and influenced who we are and many clients appreciate help with essential relationship skills. I am one of the few therapists in Marin and SF actually certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist and have had the honor to assist the cofounders many times with their weekend workshops.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94903
Whether borderline, narcissistic or simply toxic, wounded and self-centered parents create wounded children. And these children grow up without the basics of warmth and kindness, acceptance and encouragement. In order to survive, we adapt to the needs of our demanding parents. That might mean we learn to parent our parent. Or we develop antennae and quickly respond to their changing moods and needs, simultaneously ignoring our own. We hope if we do and say the right thing long enough, then one day they will be strong enough to finally take care of us. But that day may never come.
Relationship Issues
(415) 799-9858
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Office is near:
San Rafael, CA 94903
Relationship Issues
Whether borderline, narcissistic or simply toxic, wounded and self-centered parents create wounded children. And these children grow up without the basics of warmth and kindness, acceptance and encouragement. In order to survive, we adapt to the needs of our demanding parents. That might mean we learn to parent our parent. Or we develop antennae and quickly respond to their changing moods and needs, simultaneously ignoring our own. We hope if we do and say the right thing long enough, then one day they will be strong enough to finally take care of us. But that day may never come.

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Relationship Issues Therapists
If you're looking for help with relationships in San Rafael or for a San Rafael relationship therapist these professionals provide relationship therapy, relationship counseling in San Rafael and relationship advice. They include relationship therapists, relationship psychologists in San Rafael, relationship psychotherapists and relationship counselors. They can help with your relationship therapy, San Rafael family relationships, love relationships, long distance relationships, abusive relationships or other relationship issues. They can help you understand couples relationships in San Rafael, gay relationships, child relationships, sibling relationships and play relationships.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in San Rafael are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Rafael

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in San Rafael you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in San Rafael and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in San Rafael or family therapy in San Rafael.